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I have lived in New Zealand’s beautiful farming country all my life. This rural lifestyle provides a rich source of settings and inspiration for my stories.

I write romance because I love delving into human relationships. It is these relationships in all their diversity that make the human race so fascinating. I’ve been asked why Romance and my answer is always: I write romance because to me first and last, family matters.

Latest News:

The thirds book in the series: Prodigal Sons sold to givemesomeanswers_round1Escape Publishing – Australia

Give Me Some Answers … will be available on all e-sales platforms from October 15th  

The final book in the stunning Darkhaven trilogy about secrets, lies, and love conquering all.

When his father’s gambling debts forced the sale of Whitby Downs station, Matt Daintry vowed he would do whatever it took to reclaim his family’s heritage. But his heart and his head were at war when he met, seduced, and eloped with Charlotte Buchanan, the beautiful daughter of the new owner.

The last person Charlotte Buchanan expected to turn up for the reading of her father’s will was Matt Daintry, her estranged husband and father of her four-year-old son, Noah. Even more unexpected, is the shock discovery that Lachlan Buchanan has bequeathed the once prosperous station of Whitby Downs in trust to Noah and appointed Matt as the child’s sole trustee, thwarting Matt’s stated ambition of regaining ownership of Whitby Downs and throwing Charlotte back in the path of the one man who can steal her equilibrium.

Very soon, Charlotte and Matt find themselves locked in a battle of wills over the land each rightfully regards as their own. Forced to work together for the benefit of their son, they need to confront the issues of their past to have any chance at a new future.

Available from   Amazon   Kobo   iBooks  Escape Publishing

The second book in the series :

Ask Me No Questions 

Is now available   Amazon  iBooks  ask me no questionsEscape Publishing  Kobo   


Shirley Wine takes us back to Darkhaven, where secrets and scandals can’t stay hidden for long…

Ten years ago Logan Sinclair vanished, abandoning his home, his family and the prosperous racing stud of Darkhaven — and Piper Daintry, whose love he once shared.

Now that he’s returned, Logan is greeted with suspicion and distrust — the good people of Cambridge have long memories and he quickly discovers he can’t escape the ghosts of his past, the woman he left behind, or the grief that threatens to bring him to his knees…

He’s heard it said often enough that you can never return home…and Logan quickly comes to realise that he may have compounded his mistakes by doing exactly that. Will learning his secrets push Piper further away, or will he get a second chance at love?

Tell Me No Lies   9781760370053

Is now available …  Amazon  iBooks  Escape Publishing  Kobo


For single mum, Victoria Scanlan, a visit to the luxurious country house of Darkhaven, is a rare chance to combine work with pleasure. Securing the commission for The Wedding Of The Year will guarantee the ongoing success of her floral boutique and secure her the stability she needs for both herself and her son.

But Darkhaven comes with a shocking guest – the groom is Seth Donahue. Her young son’s father. The man who has no idea he has a child. The man she can’t forget.

After a lifetime of betrayal by every woman in his life, Keir Donovan has settled on a calm future with the glamorous heiress Davina Strathmore. She is everything Keir needs in a life partner: confident, poised, elegant, attractive, and aware that this marriage isn’t about love. But when Victoria walks back in his life, his future suddenly doesn’t seem quite so well-defined.

Keir’s passion for Victoria still burns as strongly as ever, but it’s clear she’s keeping secrets: and after a lifetime of deception, Keir has no tolerance for lies.


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